Economics of tobacco and alcohol use /

Cross-Cutting Theme 3

We examine the economic impacts of tobacco and alcohol policies on levels of consumption, retailer and government revenue, consumer spending, alcohol-related harm and its costs. The Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (SAPM) was developed to examine these changes, and continues to explore these areas in times of policy change.

Health economics analyses form a part of many research grants into smoking, and the Nottingham group are conducting, in collaboration with partners the following research:

Studying the price elasticity of demand for cigarettes using anonymised data from the HMRC datalab
Measuring the cost effectiveness of mass-media campaigns in reducing smoking and related diseases.
Modelling the cost of the illness impact of smoking on NHS expenditure for five major diseases
Dynamic economic model for valuing the economic impacts of regional tobacco control interventions


Alan Brennan - University of Sheffield
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